Join me Monday August 30 for a discussion with social critic and theologian Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou.
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, a third generation elder in Church of God in Christ, has been hailed by Cornel West as "one of the most prophetic and courageous voices of our times." Rev. Sekou's recent book of essays is entitled Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy. As a public intellectual and cultural critic Rev. Sekou has written and spoken out on a broad range of issues including war and peace, liberation theology, homophobia in the black church, and the criminal justice system.
Rev. Sekou has served as pastor, lecturer, and organizer. As the founding national coordinator for Clergy and Laity Concerned about Iraq (CALC-I) Rev. Sekou led a civil disobedience action opposing the war and occuppying of Iraq in front of the White House in September 2006. Over 370 people were arrested, including 60 religious leaders.
Mr. Sekou is founder of the Interfaith Worker Justice for New Orleans. As the International Ambassador for the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Rev. Sekou is a spokes person for peace and justice througout the world.